Robert de Visee was born around 1655. He played a variety of instruments and is known more for his performing than his composing. It is thought his greatest talent was displayed whilst playing the guitar. Although not a great deal is known about his life he did play in the music court of King Louis XIV and Louis XV.
Career and Works
- Around 1680 he became chamber musician and played for King Louis XIV
- In 1682 Visee’s first book of guitar works was published and the second in 1686
- In 1709 he gained the post as a singer in the royal chamber
- 1719 he became Guitar Master of the King’ (Maître de Guitare du Roi) to Louis XV.